Competency information


Minimise risks and hazards in compliance with health and safety policies.


  • The relevant health and safety regulations for laboratory and clinical investigations.
  • The specific health and safety regulations for the specialism, type of specimen/sample and investigation.  The potential hazards and risks and the actions to be taken to minimise these.  Responsibilities and scope of practice of laboratory personnel involved in performing investigations and reporting those investigations to users.

Relevant learning outcomes

# Outcome
# 1 Outcome Interpret routine requests for virology investigations in the correct clinical context and process the specimens that accompany those requests.
# 2 Outcome Perform the range of laboratory techniques used in the workplace to investigate important viral infections.